Sturdy 2x4 Bench

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thecreativemom added on 6/25/2016

A darling bench perfect for a garden, fire pit, or sitting on a patio or porch. This bench is made from 2x4 framing studs, and is very sturdy. It is fit for 2 or 3 people.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Build Bench Seat Frame

Drill 1 1/2'' pocket holes and attach 2x4's to 4x4 posts using 2 1/2'' pocket hole screws.

2

Build Seat Frame

Build the seat frame using pocket hole screws.

3

Add Planks to the Seat

Using deck screws, attach the seat planks to the frame. Start with the front and back planks (59"), then work inward (66"), leaving 1/4" space between each board.

4

Build Bench Back Frame

Cut your 2x4's (19" & 16") at 15 degrees (measuring on the long side of the angle). Drill 1 1/2'' pocket holes and attach with 2 1/2'' pocket hole screws to build a frame for the back rest.

5

Add Planks to the Backrest

Using deck screws, attach the backrest planks to the frame. Start with the bottom and top planks (59" and 66"), then work inward, leaving 1/4" space between each board.

6

Attach Backrest to the Seat

Using deck screws, attach the backrest to the bench seat. Screw the bottom 2x4 of the frame to the bench seat.

7

Secure Backrest

Using deck screws, attach the backrest frame to the 4x4 posts.

8

Finish Bench

Fill holes, sand, and paint or stain the bench. Finishing off with polyurethane.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

 (16) 2x4, 96", Board  
 (1) 4x4, 96", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(2) Backrest Supports, 16"x2"x4" (one side cut at 15 degrees- measure on long side of angle)  
(2) Backrest Frame, 19"x2"x4" (one side cut at 15 degrees- measure on long side of angle)  
(2) Backrest Frame, 56"x2"x4"  
(6) Seat Planks & Seat Frame, 59"x2"x4"  
(8) Seat Planks, 66"x2"x4"  
(2) Arm Rests, 27 1/2"x2"x4"  
(2) Seat Frame, 19"x2"x4"  
(3) Seat Frame, 23"x2"x4"  
(4) Corner Posts, 23 1/2"x2"x4"  

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